Consider this a plea to coffee bars, coffee bar owners and baristas...
Why would anyone want espresso that tastes like a very small, poorly prepared cup of brewed coffee? If I wanted the experience of brewed coffee - I'd order a chemex or pour-over or aeropress. That way I'd get a well-prepared cup, right?
So if someone orders an espresso... what makes you think they really want brewed coffee... just poorly prepared? Seriously.
This has gone too far.